The outcome could cause considerable destruction inside Israel, but also strengthen strategic ties with Egypt, Jordan and Saudi Arabia.
Benjamin Netanyahu has been speaking lately about working with Arab states. Yossi Alpher writes Israel has tried the tactic before — and failed.
The guns of Gaza have fallen silent for now. But Yossi Alpher says there has been almost no progress toward a permanent peace — making a new conflict all but inevitable.
Is Israel justified in launching a ground war in Gaza? Yossi Alpher says yes because the IDF is acting to curb rocket fire — and Hamas can end the war anytime it wants.
Kurds have taken advantage of the implosion of Iraq to push forward with their dream for an independent state. Why is Israel so quick to jump on the bandwagon?
With the Mideast peace talks stalled, the White House may propose ‘bridging proposals’ on key issues. How will Israel and the Palestinians react — and can they reach a deal?
Israel is right to be skeptical of Iran’s intentions. But Benjamin Netanyahu is only hurting Israel by scowling in the face of the Islamic republic’s charm offensive, Yossi Alpher writes.
The biggest obstacle to the peace process is the stated need to solve all the outstanding issues at once. Yossi Alpher has another idea about the more effective order of things.
What are the lessons of Gaza? Perhaps that a healthy dose of destruction gives Israel’s Islamist-terrorist enemies second thoughts about attacking it.
Patrick Tyler’s book argues that Israel’s military leaders have consistently ignored openings for peace. The journalist allows preconceived ideas to color his analysis, Yossi Alpher writes.